~FABULOUS TWENTY YEAR OLD VINES~
Years and years ago when I owned a brick and mortar store I found the most wonderful
ever on one of my trips to Market. I was so taken with them and the showroom that sold them they remained on my favorites list for years and years. The branchy floral vines came in muted pinks and creamy whites and each one equally flew out the door faster than I could get them in. I distinctly remember the three foot lengths retailed for $36 ($18 wholesale) and the six foot lengths retailed for $48 ($24 wholesale). That was pricey even for the early 1990's....but they sold like hotcakes anyway!
This was during the Laura Ashley phase of decorating...incredibly no one even knew who Rachel A was...not yet anyway!
~ABOVE OUR MIRROR~
As my own personal stash of vines became tattered and worn, little by little they were discarded. (Boo Hoo!) The showroom stopped carrying the line, favoring instead silk-type florals which had become very, very popular at the time. Over the years I managed to hang onto only two six foot garlands...both of them were in the white colorway.
~OUR TINY MASTER BATH~
Today I have them twisted up tightly together and wired in place because they are sooo old and fragile! They proudly hang over the sink/mirror in my master bath and I still love them today just like I did nearly twenty years ago.
~BE STILL MY PINK LOVIN' HEART~
(don't you love it went people say that?...it's like you KNOW something fabulous is coming!...right?)
~WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FIND~
Today I visited one of our town's antique malls and after meandering through each and every space I made my way to the back. And there, way up high, peeking out from behind a bunch of old industrial type stuff I spied this really, really long rose vine in pink.
Now I've been in this room before and I never once noticed it there. Well...I climbed up high and after working to de-tangle it I realized it was in two pieces. One nine foot piece (three 3ft pieces together) and one six foot piece.
SCORE! SCORE! SCORE!
Guess how much?
Fifteen sweet little bucks for all of it!
Now comes the fun part....trying to decide just WHERE I'm going to hang them. If I wasn't afraid the birdies would nest in the vines (they always do!) I'd hang them over the outside of my door. Hmmm...
Today I'm linking up with Miss Beverly over at
for PINK SATURDAY!
Now in case you missed my post about my GIVEAWAY you can read about how you can enter your name into the drawing for the PINK ROSE TATTERED APRON shown below.
Just click HERE for the details!
Hope your day is fabulous! I'm off to hang my vines!
Love to you...